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Wildcats get job done in big win over East Central

POPLARVILLE – Although there is still plenty of work to be done, the Pearl River Community College men are closing in on a spot in the MACJC State Basketball Tournament.

The Wildcats snapped a two-game losing streak with an important 72-64 victory over East Central Thursday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC (16-4 overall) remained in a tie with Mississippi Gulf Coast for second place in the South Division at 8-4 in division play, one game behind Copiah-Lincoln. ECCC (9-12, 3-9) was eliminated from postseason consideration with the loss.

Wildcats rally only to lose on buzzer-beater at Hinds

POPLARVILLE – A stirring comeback by Pearl River Community College went for naught Thursday night as Hinds handed the Wildcats their second consecutive defeat in men’s South Division play at Utica.

The Bulldogs scored the winning basket with one second to play, handing PRCC an 84-82 defeat, after the Wildcats had rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to tie the game.

Pearl River (15-4 overall) dropped into a tie for second place in the South Division with Mississippi Gulf Coast at 7-4 in division play. Hinds (8-10, 5-6) kept its postseason hopes alive with the win.

Wildcats regain share of division lead with big victory

POPLARVILLE – Chris Oney couldn’t contain his enthusiasm after his Pearl River Community College men’s basketball team came away with a huge South Division victory.

The Wildcats shot the lights out virtually from start to finish and dominated Copiah-Lincoln 79-61 triumph Monday night at M.R. White Coliseum.

PRCC (13-2 overall, 5-2 division) regained a share of the division lead with the Wolves (14-2, 5-2), whose seven-game winning streak was snapped.

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